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essential books, articles, and ongoing projects in the
history of music education by country

Primary Historical Surveys - United States

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(1) David G. Tovey,  "The Role of the Music Educator in Mexico's Cultural Missions." Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education  No. 139 (Winter 1999):1-11.

(2) Ana, Lucia Frega, "Music Teaching and Learning in Latin America: Description of an Ongoing Research Project." A description of this ongoing work is at the Research Studies in Music Education ISSN site.

Historical Surveys - Germany
(1) Gruhn, Wilfried. Geschichte der Musikerzeihung: Eine Kultur- und Sozialgeschichte vom Gesangunterricht der Aufklärungspädagogik zu ästhetisch-kultureller Bildung. Hofheim: Wolker Verlag, 2003. A cultural and social history of German music instruction. A major scholarly work in the German language. Well illustrated. Viele Bilder.

(2) Schünemann, Georg. Geschichte der deutschen Schulmusik. Reprint. Köln: Gerig Verlag, 1968. I have not examined or read this volume. Ich habe dieses Buch nicht gelesen.

(3) Schmidt, Hans-Christian (ed.). Geschichte der Musikpädagogik. Handbuch der Musikpädagogik Bd. 1. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1985. A volume of German music education history in a larger multi-volume series. Volume 1. Dieses ist ein sehr gutes Buch.

(4) Schipke, Max. Der deutsche Schulgesang von J. A. Hiller bis zu den Falkschen Allgeminen Bestimmungen (1775-1875). Berlin: Union Verlagsgessellschaft, 1913.

(5) Holtmeyer, Gert.  Schulmusik und Musiklehrer an der höheren Schule. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des Musikpädagogen in Preußen. Wißner-Verlag, 1994. Taschenbuch. A report on the history of music education in Prussia. Wer hat dieses Buch gelesen?

(6) Hofman, Bernhard. Zur Geschichte der bayrischen Schulmusik in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts. Broschiert, 1995.  

Published Bibliographies
(1) George N. Heller. Historical Research in Music Education: A Bibliography (Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas, Dept. of Art and Music Education and Music Therapy, 1988).

(2) James R. Heintze, American Music Studies: A Classified Bibliography of Master's Theses (Detroit: Published for the College Music Society, Information coordinators, Inc., 1984). This sources has numerous theses in the history of music education.
(3) Ulrich, Homer. A Centennial History of the Music Teachers National Association. Cincinnati, Ohio: Music Teachers National Association, 1976. This is a history of a major music teachers’ association by a leading historian. One of its values is a classified index to papers presented  at it conventions since the late nineteenth century.
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